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Poster: JGM420 Date: Dec 29, 2007 3:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Best New Years shows ?

Ok...I'm looking for a consensus on the best NYE show in the archive. We are having a NYE shindig, and I'm gonna play DEAD all night...but want to have a killer NYE show.

Which One??

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Poster: Superfluous Nipple Date: Dec 29, 2007 3:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best New Years shows ?

Go with '72. Not on the archive but '78 is a good one. You can also try the '82 NYE show with Etta James and Tower of Power. Not as hot as the '80s show but Etta was actually there.

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Poster: dr. flashback Date: Dec 29, 2007 5:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best New Years shows ?

Since you asked >>>>>>>

I'm setting about to choose some of my favorite ones as well to play over the next 2-3 days. Looks like a lot of partying and GD shows are gonna be going on with our tribe here at LAMA!!!

Well, 12/31/71 comes to mind. The multi-part Other One, that eventually goes into Black Peter is a legend. Breathtakingly mellow, starry skies, candles and oriental carpets moving before your mind's eye.

12/31/72 is a close runner-up. The whole show is Europe 72 on steroids. But again, the Other One is the center ring here. I can only quote Gary Ross from Deadbase -
"The Truckin>Other One from this show has a kind of interstellar momentum that to my ears has never been equaled before or since....... The big second set Jam blew us all into outer space, and some of us have remained there to this day."

Yeah, Gary.

If you're more into the Brent era, may I suggest -

12/31/80 - one of the best NYE ever. I would avoid 12/31/81 however. Joan Baez ruins it, badly.

12/31/85 - a standout show from a mediocre year.

12/31/89 - features Bonnie Raitt on Big Boss Man, and ......
Dark Star !! A stellar show

12/31/90 - can't be beat. Branford M. on sax really makes this one shine. One of my top 90-91 shows.

If you're still not melted after all these, well, check your pulse. Have a great NYE and crank it up!!
cheers,
Dr. Flashback :-)

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Poster: Solo Head Date: Dec 29, 2007 7:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Get the wax outta your ears!

I listened to 12/31/81 outside my ski house in Hunter on a 20 degree crystal clear, starry night. Using my stock Explorer radio, the show start to finish, ROCKS! Joan Baez signing IMHBTR is classic. "Did you see what God just did to us?"

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Dec 30, 2007 6:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best New Years shows ?

I'm streaming that 1971 show right now as I cruise the forum...

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 30, 2007 11:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best New Years shows ?

I have been on the same quest for awhile and I think that while I'll probably throw in 12-31-90, I think I'm going to go with some non New Years shows. Stuff with good party vibes such as Iko Iko and I am also leaning towards the 78 Winterland run.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Dec 29, 2007 9:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best New Years shows ?

best 6 for you...

1978 Winterland best one without a doubt
1981 4 sets hard to argue
1972 huge truckin other one suite
1982 w/ Etta James
1990 w/ Branford
1987 w/ Nevilles on a tune or two

1976 is actually pretty damn good at the Cow Palace...1977 and 1979 and 1980 are decent enough...

there is little difference between 83, 84, 85 and 86...88 is mediocre, but 89 has some good shit...



This post was modified by stratocaster on 2007-12-30 05:57:20

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Poster: dr. flashback Date: Dec 29, 2007 11:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best New Years shows ?

On second thought, perhaps I was a bit too hasty on 12/31/81.
Parts of the show ARE very good. I just don't like Joan Baez's voice or style personally, although i do respect her years of political work.

12/31/78 though, I have the DVD and all, but Keith was asleep at the wheel. The show has a great song list, but seems tepid and uninspired to me. IMHO

Glad to see your post Strat! Can this civil, normal good vibes last here?? Have a good NYE, whatever your show!!
Dr. Flahback :-)

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Dec 30, 2007 2:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best New Years shows ?

12-31-1978 Keith might be low key at times but think of all the great classic versions to come from this show...Ramble On Rose, Not Fade Away w/Cippolina, Terrapin Station, Niracle, nice run through Dark Star and St. Stephen, Bid u Goodnight encore...Scarlet>Fire is a good one...never thought that 1981 was that great of a show per say, but it's worth giving a spin...1982 might be the "hottest" of the 1979-1984 period...

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Poster: jerkwaterdan Date: Dec 29, 2007 10:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best New Years shows ?

Just to add to the consensus I pick these:
12/31/76, 12/31/82, 12/31/71, 12/31/72, and 12/31/90

For the sake of variety and if you can find a copy I would add to this list the third set of the Allman Brothers with Jerry and Billy from 12/31/73 at the Cow Palace. Some awesome guitar work and jamming from Betts and Garcia with Billy sittin' in for a dosed Butch Trucks.

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Poster: ducats Date: Dec 30, 2007 5:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best New Years shows ?

whichever one ends with Goodnite Irene and Bobby saying "mighty sweet".

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Poster: darkstar1964 Date: Dec 30, 2007 11:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best New Years shows ?

i think 72 & 76 rank at the top
69
78
81
80 ....are some of the better ones as well
irene is 83, i think
& that 73 allmans is truely stunning!

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Dec 30, 2007 1:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: here they are, re: New Years shows?

Nothin' downloads or streams right now. Stuff is broke again. Get ZtreeWin

what the hell! I figure I could donate 15 of my minutes to a great cause. Just searched the LMA for New Years shows. Here's the list of what's on here.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-12-31.sbd.gardner.7373.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-12-31.sbd-fm.7283.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-12-31.fm.lanum.135.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-12-31.prefm.vernon.20559.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd77-12-31.sbd.purvis.286.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd79-12-31.rolfe.vernon.18589.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd80-12-31.sbd.gorinsky.6391.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd81-12-31.sbd.bertha-ashley.12784.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd82-12-31.sbd.bode.5958.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd83-12-31.sbd.miller.13963.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd84-12-31.sbd.gorinsky.6395.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd85-12-31.sbd.prefm.ashley-bertha.20006.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd86-12-31.prefm.candyman.4637.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd87-12-31.schoeps.ewing.16436.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd88-12-31.matrix.unknown.3189.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd89-12-31.sbd.bertha-ashley.18674.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd90-12-31.sbd-satellitefeed.hall.1688.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd91-12-31.sbd.ladner.5921.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Jan 10, 2008 12:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: here they are, re: New Years shows?

excellent!!!! dh_monte thats what i need a box set of news years shows!!! they should release something like that in very hq, and or dvd's i;m sure there's film footage out there somewhere!!! thanks again for linking thos shows toghether!!!peace/wwd

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Poster: high flow Date: Jan 10, 2008 12:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: here they are, re: New Years shows?

I think the '82 NYE w/ Etta James is the best crowd-pleaser.

Every party I throw has more non-heads than heads....so Etta w/ Tower of Power and Jerry's funky riffs keep the booties shakin'.

Better late than never.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Dec 31, 2007 2:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: here they are, re: New Years shows?

thanks for taking the time